# Annual Soil Loss

Annual soil loss, abbreviated as A, also called Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE), predicts the average annual soil loss by multiplying the factors listed below togeather.

## Annual Soil Loss formula

\(\large{ A = C \; LS \; P \; R \; K }\) |

### Where:

\(\large{ A }\) = annual soil loss

\(\large{ C }\) = effects of vegitation cover and management techniques

\(\large{ LS }\) = length and steepness of the slope

\(\large{ P }\) = physical protection factor

\(\large{ R }\) = rainfall erosion factor

\(\large{ K } \) = soil erodibility factor

Tags: Equations for Soil